Girl bitten by snake at Karijini

Danielle RaffaelePilbara News
Karijini National Park
Camera IconKarijini National Park Credit: Ross Burton/supplied, Ross Burton

Emergency services were deployed to the picturesque Karijini National Park at the weekend to rescue a women suffering from a snake bite in an operation that took hours to complete.

At about 3.20pm on Saturday May 9, a multi-agency emergency response was deployed to the Pilbara park to treat a snake bite victim.

The women aged in her 20s was on holiday from the Perth metropolitan area and was hiking with friends when she was bitten by what was believed to be a Mulga snake.

The group was hiking in the vicinity of Dales Gorge, also known as Fortescue Falls, on their way back from Circular Pool.

The snake bite victim was given emergency first aid at the scene before being transported from the bottom of the gorge in a stretcher.

Tom Price Police, the Department of Fire and Emergency Service, St John Ambulance and Rangers from the national park were involved in the rescue.

She was transported to Tom Price District hospital before being flow to Hedland Health Campus in South Hedland for further medical treatment.

More to come.

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